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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?

Mar. 30, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the taxpayer money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether those guardrails will prevent the kinds of...

The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Spain's deadliest day has over 800 deaths, over 8,000 news...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for his weekly Prime Ministers Questions, in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Johnson's office said Friday March 27, 2020 that he was tested after showing mild symptoms, Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country's response to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first leader of a major nation to contract COVID-19, but he insisted Friday that he remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak. Two of Johnson's top aides in the fight against the virus...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Judge: Cancellation of high court election was legal

Mar. 16, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state legally canceled a scheduled May 19 election for a seat on the state's highest court, a judge ruled Monday, saying the governor can rightfully fill the post even though a judge who is resigning won't leave until November. Two would-be candidates had accused...

A woman covers her face as she shops at a food market in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 15, 2020. ā€¸Israel has imposed a number of tough restrictions to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that schools, universities, restaurants and places of entertainment will be closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. He also encouraged people not to go to their workplaces unless absolutely necessary.  (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel takes step toward monitoring phones of virus patients

Mar. 15, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has long been known for its use of technology to track the movements of Palestinian militants. Now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to use similar technology to stop the movement of the coronavirus. Netanyahu’s Cabinet on Sunday authorized the Shin Bet security agency...

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on coronavirus in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump tests negative for virus; White House begins screening

Mar. 14, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of resisting screening for the coronavirus, President Donald Trump tested negative for the virus, officials said Saturday night. Meanwhile, the White House began checking the temperature of anyone coming into close contact with the president and other officials. Prior to his...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 file photo, Romanian Prime Minister designate Ludovic Orban, of the Liberal party, grimaces before a parliament session that will vote on his designation and the proposed government team in Bucharest, Romania. The caretaker prime minister of Romania, Ludovic Orban, said Friday, March 13, 2020, the government, including all ministers, as well as the leadership of the ruling National Liberal Party and all its senators, are going into quarantine after one of the governing party's senators, who took part in high-level meetings, who confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Romanian lawmakers approve Ludovic Orban's new government

Mar. 14, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian lawmakers on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to approve Prime Minister Ludovic Orban's new government, the same one ousted last month as the result of losing a no-confidence vote. Orban's nomination by President Klaus Iohannis came amid Romania's efforts to limit the spread...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump says he's likely to be tested after repeat exposure

Mar. 14, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will “most likely” be tested for the novel coronavirus, as questions swirled about why he, his top aides and his family weren't doing more to protect themselves and others after repeated exposure to COVID-19. Trump has now had multiple...

The Latest: US military halting domestic travel amid virus

Mar. 13, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The U.S. Defense Department is planning to halt all domestic travel for military members after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. The Pentagon says Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel...